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Claire Farrell

89 | Claire Farrell | Blue Grapevine | monoprint |

Columbia, SC Artist Clair Farrell, a native of Charleston, is a graduate of Duke University. She also holds two master’s degrees from the University of South Carolina, one in art studio. She has worked in watercolors and oils as well as printmaking; many of her works are landscapes. While studying in Italy in 2002, Farrell was introduced to Solarplate etching, a method using opaque paint or ink to create an image on transparent acetate, mylar, Xerox or a glass surface. This “transparency” is used as a contact, either positive or negative, for either intaglio or relief printing. By converting a drawing or painting to a digital image, Farrell creates what she calls photo etchings that she then incorporates into her monotypes.


Farrell’s works have received “best in show” awards in competitions including the San Diego Watercolor Society Exhibit, the Friends of the Coast (Charleston), the Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition, and the University of South Carolina Alumni Art Competition. Her work is included in corporate and private collections nationwide.


Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.